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Re: Support for (system '("echo" "foo" "bar"))

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: Support for (system '("echo" "foo" "bar"))
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 18:34:34 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Kevin Ryde <address@hidden> wrote:
> address@hidden (Paul Jarc) writes:
>> True, but is it worth the effort?  What's the benefit supposed to be?
> Only what you said about gc'ed port closing doing something the child
> has no business touching.

I claim that my Scheme version, which uses flush-all-ports before the
fork, and (raise SIGKILL) to terminate the child, does not suffer from
any problems of that sort.  Can you find any problems that it is
vulnerable to?  If not, what problem are we trying to solve by
rewriting it in C?


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